1. Nonprofit executive director
Percent Reporting High Levels of Meaning at Work: 94 Percent
Median Annual Pay: $55,200
It’s no surprise that leading a team with a mission to improve the world can make your work feel meaningful. The challenges are significant, such as keeping the organization alive with only donations and grants, but the rewards are also great. Both a bachelor’s degree and an MBA are common for these executives. View nonprofit director positions.